|Winery:||Château Vieux Certan|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Petit Verdot , Syrah|
Château Vieux Certan
This wine is beginning to reveal ruby/orange at its edge. The nose of distinctive weedy, black currant, tobacco-singed, smoky, oaky, and herb scents is followed by a structured, medium to full-bodied wine without the fat and flesh it exhibited a few ye...
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The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...
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It is interesting how effective a vessel cement is. I heard an interview with Alexander Thienpot of Vieux Chateau Certan in Bordeaux, where he said cement is the best for fermentations, but we don't use it. Struck me as very interesting. Maybe it's an aesthetic/labor motivated decision. Read More
A few days ago I participated in a tasting/pairing event that featured white wines. One of the wines was Chablis, and, while discussing this one, the facilitator stated that it was fermented in steel and had never seen oak. I asked if that was common for the region and he responded that it was absolutely the case, and was so for all white wines... Read More
Over the course of the last few months, the Bordeaux 2009′s have started hitting the shelves. With hot, dry weather throughout the growing season, this vintage has been receiving great reviews. Willow Park Wines here in Calgary, AB brought the 09′s out last Friday night and offered customers a chance to taste a nice line up of them at their ann... Read More
Just posted full notes on Bordeaux 2011, with videos and photos and analysis, and feel like rattling off wines that come to mind as the most memorable, if not necessarily the "best" ...The first list evidently does not take price into account, and does not include Latour and Mouton, which I did not taste, nor several apparently kick ass Pomerols... Read More
A couple of news items I was pondering today.First, Robert Parker came out with his ratings for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Ever the masochist, I decided to go look at some prices in the marketplace after the ratings were released. Some samplings:2009 Chatau Latour 100 points $21,500 a case2009 Chateau Marg... Read More
Sadly I did Not. I had a busy weekend that involved wine, but sadly that was mostly inventorying, packing, and moving wine around the state of NY! Got about a dozen cases moved closer to home, so now I'm pretty well set for the next few months of drinking! Next bottle up looks like it might very well be 1987 Dunn Napa Valley. Funny how Dunn was ... Read More
Jan. 27, 2012 – Being rich has its perks, but when the economy starts to plummet, millionaires and billionaires often come under fire for “hogging” all the wealth.In an attempt to dodge public criticism, The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, cancelled its traditional wine tastings for its guests in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis.... Read More
Anyone going this year?If you were ever going to go, this should be the year since the famed 2009 vintage will be poured.For the LA event on January 20th, Wally's is offering a pre-event tasting an hour before featuring back vintages of Chateau Giscours, Vieux Chateau Certan, Troplong Mondot, Haut Bailly, Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafite, and a c... Read More
OK, add together Parker's influence over the past decade or two, Chinese money over the past few years, and a little bit of marketing acumen by LVMH, the Bordelaise and even the odd Southern Californian. What results? Hopefully a bubble in prices that can't continue indefinitely, after an event like the likely Chinese bubble burst within a coup... Read More
Just thought I would share three videos on Bordeaux 2010, from en primeur week. I like how Bill Blatch for example lends a certain realism to the tasting experience, although I did not find the wines THAT difficult to taste. Certainly 2009 was easier to taste en primeur, it was a more immediately flattering tasting experience on the whole. As wa... Read More